Scottish Cup: Ross Docherty fires Partick Thistle past Dunfermline to kick off third round
An 81st-minute strike from Ross Docherty gave Partick Thistle a 1-0 win in the third round of the Scottish Cup.
In what was an all-Championship encounter at Firhill, Jags captain Docherty made the difference nine minutes from full time, stealing the ball from Graham Dorrans and sending a dipped effort past Owain Fon Williams to send the Glasgow outfit into the fourth round.
Both teams struck the woodwork – Dom Thomas for Dunfermline and Scott Tiffoney for Partick – in a match played in difficult conditions due to Storm Arwen.
The Scottish Cup tie was the first of 20 taking place over the weekend, with the third round concluding on Monday night when Brechin City host Darvel at Glebe Park.